Murder on the Quai

Murder on the Quai
Author: Cara Black
Publsiher: Soho Crime
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-05-02
ISBN 10: 9781616958084
ISBN 13: 1616958081
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murder on the Quai Book Review:

The world knows Aimée Leduc, heroine of 15 mysteries in this New York Times bestselling series, as a très chic, no-nonsense private investigator--the toughest and most relentless in Paris. Now, author Cara Black dips back in time to reveal how Aimée first became a detective . . . November 1989: Aimée Leduc is in her first year of college at Paris's preeminent medical school. She lives in a 17th-century apartment that overlooks the Seine with her father, who runs the family detective agency. But the week the Berlin Wall crumbles, so does Aimée's life as she knows it. First, someone has sabotaged her lab work, putting her at risk of failing out of the program. Then, she finds out her aristo boyfriend is getting engaged to another woman. And finally, Aimée's father takes off to Berlin on a mysterious errand. He asks Aimée to help out at the detective agency while he's gone--as if she doesn't already have enough to do. But the case Aimée finds herself investigating--a murder linked to a transport truck of Nazi gold that disappeared in the French countryside during the height of World War II--has gotten under her skin. Her heart may not lie in medicine after all--maybe it's time to think harder about the family business. From the Hardcover edition.

Murder on the Quai

Murder on the Quai
Author: Cara Black
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-06-14
ISBN 10: 1616956798
ISBN 13: 9781616956790
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murder on the Quai Book Review:

The world knows Parisian private investigator Aimée Leduc, heroine of 15 mysteries in this New York Times bestselling series, as a très chic, no-nonsense detective—the toughest and most relentless in the City of Lights. Now, author Cara Black dips back in time to reveal how Aimée first came to inherit Leduc Detective . . . November 1989: Aimée Leduc is in her first year of college at Paris’s preeminent medical school. She lives in a 17th-century apartment that overlooks the Seine with her father, who runs the family detective agency. But the week the Berlin Wall crumbles, so does Aimée’s life as she knows it. First, someone has sabotaged her lab work, putting her at risk of failing out of the program. Then, she finds out her aristo boyfriend is getting engaged to another woman. And finally, Aimée’s father takes off to Berlin on a mysterious errand. He asks Aimée to help out at the detective agency while he’s gone—as if she doesn’t already have enough to do. But the case Aimée finds herself investigating—a murder linked to a transport truck of Nazi gold that disappeared in the French countryside during the height of World War II—has gotten under her skin. Her heart may not lie in medicine after all—maybe it’s time to think harder about the family business.

Three Hours in Paris

Three Hours in Paris
Author: Cara Black
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN 10: 1641290420
ISBN 13: 9781641290425
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Hours in Paris Book Review:

In June of 1940, when Paris fell to the Nazis, Hitler spent a total of three hours in the City of Light—abruptly leaving, never to return. To this day, no one knows why. Kate Rees, a young American markswoman, has been recruited by British intelligence to drop into Paris with a dangerous assignment: assassinate the Führer. Wrecked by grief after a Luftwaffe bombing killed her husband and infant daughter, she is armed with a rifle, a vendetta, and a fierce resolve. But other than rushed and rudimentary instruction, she has no formal spy training. Thrust into the red-hot center of the war, a country girl from rural Oregon finds herself holding the fate of the world in her hands. When Kate misses her mark and the plan unravels, Kate is on the run for her life—all the time wrestling with the suspicion that the whole operation was a set-up. New York Times bestselling author Cara Black is at her best as she brings Occupation-era France to vivid life in this masterful, pulse-pounding story about one young woman with the temerity—and drive—to take on Hitler himself. *Features an illustrated map of 1940s Paris as full color endpapers.

Murder on the Champ de Mars

Murder on the Champ de Mars
Author: Cara Black
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-03-03
ISBN 10: 1616952873
ISBN 13: 9781616952877
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murder on the Champ de Mars Book Review:

A dying woman has secret about the unsolved murder of Parisian P.I. Aimée Leduc’s father, but is kidnapped before she can reveal it Paris, April 1999: Aimée Leduc has her work cut out for her—running her detective agency and fighting off sleep deprivation as she tries to be a good single mother to her new bébé. The last thing she has time for now is to take on a personal investigation for a poor manouche (Gypsy) boy. But he insists his dying mother has an important secret she needs to tell Aimée, something to do with Aimée’s father’s unsolved murder a decade ago. How can she say no? The dying woman’s secret is even more dangerous than her son realized. When Aimée arrives at the hospital, the boy’s mother has disappeared. She was far too sick to leave on her own—she must have been abducted. What does she know that’s so important it’s worth killing for? And will Aimée be able to find her before it’s too late and the medication keeping her alive runs out?

Murder on the Left Bank

Murder on the Left Bank
Author: Cara Black
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-06-19
ISBN 10: 1616959282
ISBN 13: 9781616959289
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murder on the Left Bank Book Review:

A confession fifty years in the making puts everyone’s favorite Paris détéctive très chic, Aimée Leduc, on a collision course with the “Hand,” a cabal of corrupt Parisian cops among who masterminded her father's murder—and among whose ranks he might have once found membership. When a friend’s child is kidnapped while wearing her daughter’s hoodie, Aimée realizes that the case has crossed into the realm of the personal in more ways than one. A dying man drags his oxygen machine into the office of Éric Besson, a lawyer in Paris’s 13th arrondissement. The old man, an accountant, is carrying a dilapidated notebook full of meticulous investment records. For decades, he has been helping a cadre of dirty cops launder stolen money. The notebook contains his full confession—he’s waited 50 years to make it, and now it can’t wait another day. He is adamant that Besson get the notebook into the hands of La Proc, Paris’s chief prosecuting attorney, so the corruption can finally be brought to light. But en route to La Proc, Besson’s courier—his assistant and nephew—is murdered, and the notebook disappears. Grief-stricken Éric Besson tries to hire private investigator Aimée Leduc to find the notebook, but she is reluctant to get involved. Her father was a cop and was murdered by the same dirty syndicate the notebook implicates. She’s not sure which she’s more afraid of, the dangerous men who would kill for the notebook or the idea that her father’s name might be among the dirty cops listed within it. Ultimately that’s the reason she must take the case, which leads her across the Left Bank, from the Cambodian enclave of Khmer Rouge refugees to the ancient royal tapestry factories to the modern art galleries.

Murder in Saint Germain

Murder in Saint Germain
Author: Cara Black
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-06-06
ISBN 10: 1616957719
ISBN 13: 9781616957711
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murder in Saint Germain Book Review:

A Los Angeles Times National Bestseller A BBC Best Summer Read of 2017 A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2017 A Huffington Post Best Mystery of 2017 Paris, July 1999: Private investigator Aimée Leduc is walking through Saint-Germain when she is accosted by Suzanne Lesage, a Brigade Criminelle agent on an elite counterterrorism squad. Suzanne has just returned from the former Yugoslavia, where she was hunting down dangerous war criminals for the Hague. Back in Paris, Suzanne is convinced she’s being stalked by a ghost—a Serbian warlord her team took down. She’s suffering from PTSD and her boss thinks she’s imagining things. She begs Aimée to investigate—is it possible Mirko Vladić could be alive and in Paris with a blood vendetta? Aimée is already working on a huge case; plus, she’s got an eight-month-old baby to take care of. But she can’t say no to Suzanne, whom she owes a big favor. Aimée chases the few leads she has, and all evidence confirms Mirko Vladić is dead. It seems that Suzanne is in fact paranoid, perhaps losing her mind—until Suzanne’s team begins to die in a series of strange, tragic accidents. Are these just coincidences? Or are things not what they seem?

Murder in Saint Germain

Murder in Saint Germain
Author: Cara Black
Publsiher: Aimee Leduc Investigation
Total Pages: 479
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9781432841652
ISBN 13: 1432841653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murder in Saint Germain Book Review:

"New York Times bestselling author of Murder on the Quai"--Cover.

Murder in the Sentier

Murder in the Sentier
Author: Cara Black
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2003-07-01
ISBN 10: 1569477299
ISBN 13: 9781569477298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murder in the Sentier Book Review:

The third Aimée Leduc Investigation set in Paris When Parisian private investigator Aimée Leduc picks up the phone one hot July afternoon, the call turns her life upside-down. The voice on the other end, with its heavy German accent, belongs to a woman named Jutta Hald. Jutta claims to have shared a jail cell with Aimée’s long-lost mother, a suspected terrorist on Interpol’s most wanted list. If Aimée wants to learn the truth about her mother, she is to meet Jutta at a rendezvous point in an ancient tower in the Sentier. But when Aimée arrives, Jutta is dead, shot in the head at close range. Aimée realizes she has stumbled into something bigger than Jutta let on, and that her own life is in danger. She has a lot of unsolved mysteries in front of her: Jutta Hald’s murder, resurfaced materials from Sydney Leduc’s terrorist activities in the 1970s, police suppression of important information. The question is, can Aimée put the pieces together before someone else ends up dead? From the Trade Paperback edition.

Murder in Bel Air

Murder in Bel Air
Author: Cara Black
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN 10: 1616959304
ISBN 13: 9781616959302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murder in Bel Air Book Review:

Cara Black’s riveting 19th installment in her New York Times bestselling Parisian detective series entangles private investigator Aimée Leduc in a dangerous web of international spycraft, post-colonial Franco-African politics, and neighborhood secrets in Paris’s 12th arrondissement. Parisian private investigator Aimée Leduc is about to go onstage to deliver the keynote address at a tech conference that is sure to secure Leduc Detective some much-needed business contracts when she gets an emergency phone call from her daughter’s playgroup: Aimée’s own mother, who was supposed to pick Chloe up, never showed. Abandoning her hard-won speaking gig, Aimée rushes to get Chloe, annoyed that her mother has let her down yet again. But as Aimée and Chloe are leaving the playground, Aimée witnesses the body of a homeless woman being wheeled away from the neighboring convent, where nuns run a soup kitchen. The last person anyone saw the dead woman talking to was Aimée’s mother, who has vanished. Trying to figure out what happened to Sydney Leduc, Aimée tracks down the dead woman’s possessions, which include a huge amount of cash. What did Sydney stumble into? Is she in trouble?

The Aimee Leduc Companion

The Aimee Leduc Companion
Author: Cara Black
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 35
Release: 2011-03-01
ISBN 10: 1616950943
ISBN 13: 9781616950941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Aimee Leduc Companion Book Review:

This is the perfect guide to Paris for armchair travelers and the ultimate companion to Cara Black's bestselling Aimée Leduc series. For newcomers and old fans alike, this companion will bring you up to speed on previous books in the series. Tour the arrondissements of Paris with interactive maps that show not only places featured in the twelve books of the series, but Cara's favorite cafes, bistros, and shops in Paris, and various other nooks and crannies of the City of Lights.

Tourquai

Tourquai
Author: Tim Davys
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-02-15
ISBN 10: 0062084348
ISBN 13: 9780062084347
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tourquai Book Review:

"[An] audacious concept. . . . [A] giddy thrill." —Los Angeles Times "Weird? Obviously. . . . There’s more than stuffing here, though, including questions of good vs. evil, life vs. death, and sanity vs. insanity. Skip that evening Scotch and read this one stone-cold sober—it’s plenty trippy as is." —Washington Post on Amberville A horrific crime sets off a disturbing chain of events in Tim Davy’s Mollisan Town. Like George Orwell’s Animal Farm, as well as the allegorical worlds of Neil Gaiman and Jasper Fforde, this sinister sequel to Lanceheim and Amberville illuminates our reality through a giddy paradoxical conceit—as in Tourquai, the stuffed animals who populate Mollisan Town will be forced to confront the deepest issues of love and servitude, free will and destiny, life and death.

Murder in an Irish Cottage

Murder in an Irish Cottage
Author: Carlene O'Connor
Publsiher: Kensington Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-02-25
ISBN 10: 1496719115
ISBN 13: 9781496719119
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murder in an Irish Cottage Book Review:

In a remote—and superstitious—village in County Cork, Ireland, Garda Siobhán O'Sullivan must solve a murder where the prime suspects are fairies . . . Family is everything to Siobhán, which now includes her fiancé Macdara Flannery. So when his cousin Jane frantically calls for help, the two garda rush from Kilbane to the rural village where Jane and her mother have recently moved. When they arrive, they find Jane in a state outside the cottage. Inside, Aunt Ellen lies on her bed in a fancy red dress, no longer breathing. A pillow on the floor and a nearby teacup suggest the woman has been poisoned and smothered. The local villagers, who are devout believers in Irish folklore, insist the cottage is cursed—built on a fairy path. Although the townsfolk blame malevolent fairies, Siobhán and Macdara must follow the path of a murderer all too human—but just as evil . . . “Plenty of surprising twists and oodles of Irish charm make this an entertaining read.” —Kirkus Reviews

Murder in Paris

Murder in Paris
Author: Susan Kiernan-Lewis
Publsiher: Susan Kiernan-Lewis
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2013-03-01
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murder in Paris Book Review:

Murder in Paris takes Maggie back to Paris for a very personal sojourn. This time it's all on the line for our intrepid ex-pat—with a murder that happens close to her—and for a reason that not even the deceased's nearest and dearest would ever suspect. For a woman who loves fashion, there is no place on earth more exciting than Paris where the clothes are to die for and everyone you meet is dressed to kill. Maggie’s visit to the City of Light in the midst of Paris Fashion Week turns into a nightmare when she witnesses a murder within her own family. Determined to find out who the killer is—before her husband’s patience and her marriage expires—Maggie steps into the glittering world of fashion as cutthroat and vicious as any drug cartel. It could be Maggie’s grandest hour–if she can survive it.

Death in Holy Orders

Death in Holy Orders
Author: P. D. James
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2008-09-04
ISBN 10: 0571247016
ISBN 13: 9780571247011
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death in Holy Orders Book Review:

When the body of a theology student is found on a desolate stretch of coast in East Anglia, his wealthy father demands that Scotland Yard should re-examine the verdict of accidental death. Commander Adam Dalgliesh agrees to pay a visit to the young man's theological college, St Anselm's, a place he knew as a boy, expecting no more than a nostalgic return to old haunts and a straightforward examination of the evidence. Instead he finds himself embroiled in intrigue, secrets and mystery as the college is torn apart by a sacrilegious and horrifying murder . . . Award-winning P.D. James (author of Death Comes to Pemberley and Children of Men) masterfully explores an isolated and beleaguered community coping with the evil and disruption of murder. In 2003, this novel was adapted for BBC television and starred Martin Shaw, Hugh Fraser and Robert Hardy. Set on the wild coast of East Anglia, this number one bestseller is the fourteenth Adam Dalgliesh novel and a thrilling work of crime fiction possessing all of the qualities which distinguish P. D. James as a novelist.

The Flamethrowers

The Flamethrowers
Author: Rachel Kushner
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2014-01-14
ISBN 10: 1439142017
ISBN 13: 9781439142011
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Flamethrowers Book Review:

Arriving in New York to pursue a creative career in the raucous 1970s art scene, Reno joins a group of dreamers and raconteurs before falling in love with the estranged son of an Italian motorcycle scion and succumbing to a radical social movement in 1977 Italy. By the National Book Award-nominated author of Telex from Cuba.

The Murder Room

The Murder Room
Author: P. D. James
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-06-28
ISBN 10: 0307400611
ISBN 13: 9780307400611
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Murder Room Book Review:

The Dupayne, a small private museum in London devoted to the interwar years 1919 - 1939, is in turmoil. As its trustees argue over whether it should be closed, one of them is brutally and mysteriously murdered. Yet even as Commander Dalgliesh and his team proceed with their investigation, a second corpse is discovered. Someone in the Dupayne is prepared to kill and kill again. Still more sinister, the murders appear to echo the notorious crimes of the past featured in one of the museum’s galleries: the Murder Room. The case is fraught with danger and complications from the outset, but for Dalgliesh the complications are unexpectedly profound. His new relationship with Emma Lavenham -- introduced in the last Dalgliesh novel, Death in Holy Orders -- is at a critical stage. Now, as he moves closer and closer to a solution to the puzzle, he finds himself driven further and further from commitment to the woman he loves.

Nothing Happens

Nothing Happens
Author: Ivone Margulies
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780822317234
ISBN 13: 0822317230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nothing Happens Book Review:

Through films that alternate between containment, order, and symmetry on the one hand, and obsession, explosiveness, and a lack of control on the other, Chantal Akerman has gained a reputation as one of the most significant filmmakers working today. Her 1975 film Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles is widely regarded as the most important feminist film of that decade. In Nothing Happens, Ivone Margulies presents the first comprehensive study of this influential avant-garde Belgian filmmaker. Margulies grounds her critical analysis in detailed discussions of Akerman's work--from Saute ma ville, a 13-minute black-and-white film made in 1968, through Jeanne Dielman and Je tu il elle to the present. Focusing on the real-time representation of a woman's everyday experience in Jeanne Dielman, Margulies brings the history of social and progressive realism and the filmmaker's work into perspective. Pursuing two different but related lines of inquiry, she investigates an interest in the everyday that stretches from postwar neorealist cinema to the feminist rewriting of women's history in the seventies. She then shows how Akerman's "corporeal cinema" is informed by both American experiments with performance and duration and the layerings present in works by European modernists Bresson, Rohmer, and Dreyer. This analysis revises the tired opposition between realism and modernism in the cinema, defines Akerman's minimal-hyperrealist aesthetics in contrast to Godard's anti-illusionism, and reveals the inadequacies of popular characterizations of Akerman's films as either simply modernist or feminist. An essential book for students of Chantal Akerman's work, Nothing Happens will also interest international film critics and scholars, filmmakers, art historians, and all readers concerned with feminist film theory.

In Defense of Looting

In Defense of Looting
Author: Vicky Osterweil
Publsiher: Bold Type Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-08-25
ISBN 10: 1645036677
ISBN 13: 9781645036678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Defense of Looting Book Review:

A fresh argument for rioting and looting as our most powerful tools for dismantling white supremacy Looting--a crowd of people publicly, openly, and directly seizing goods--is one of the more extreme actions that can take place in the midst of social unrest. Even self-identified radicals distance themselves from looters, fearing that violent tactics reflect badly on the broader movement. But Vicky Osterweil argues that stealing goods and destroying property are direct, pragmatic strategies of wealth redistribution and improving life for the working class--not to mention the brazen messages these methods send to the police and the state. All our beliefs about the innate righteousness of property and ownership, Osterweil explains, are built on the history of anti-Black, anti-Indigenous oppression. From slave revolts to labor strikes to the modern-day movements for climate change, Black lives, and police abolition, Osterweil makes a convincing case for rioting and looting as weapons that bludgeon the status quo while uplifting the poor and marginalized. In Defense of Looting is a history of violent protest sparking social change, a compelling reframing of revolutionary activism, and a practical vision for a dramatically restructured society.

The Road to Wigan Pier

The Road to Wigan Pier
Author: George Orwell
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-01-07
ISBN 10: 0192591487
ISBN 13: 9780192591487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Road to Wigan Pier Book Review:

'It is only when you meet someone of a different culture from yourself that you begin to realize what your own beliefs really are.' The Road to Wigan Pier is George Orwell's 1937 study of poverty and working-class life in northern England. It is the book which established Orwell as among Britain's foremost political and social commentators. It is, moreover, essential for any reader who wishes to gain a deeper understanding of Orwell's life, work and legacy. This non-fiction work set the tone for Orwell's subsequent career, by focusing on class relations within Britain and political solutions to social problems. The Road to Wigan Pier has remained widely read since his death, running to several editions, and providing a point of comparison for later social and political commentaries

The Hocus Girl

The Hocus Girl
Author: Chris Nickson
Publsiher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-11-01
ISBN 10: 1448303486
ISBN 13: 9781448303489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hocus Girl Book Review:

Thief-taker Simon Westow must save one of his closest friends from a grim fate at the hands of the government in this compelling historical mystery. Leeds, May 1822. Thief-taker Simon Westow owes Davey and Emily Ashton everything - the siblings gave him sanctuary when he needed it most. So when Davey is arrested for sedition and Emily begs Simon for help, he starts asking questions, determined to clear his friend. Are the answers linked to rumours of a mysterious government spy in town? Davey's not the only one who needs Simon's help. Timber merchant George Ericsson has been 'hocussed' by a young woman who spiked his drink and stole his valuable ring and watch. Who is she, and how does she know one of Simon's assistant Jane's deepest secrets? The path to the truth is twisted and dangerous. Simon and Jane encounter murder, lies, betrayal and a government terrified of its own people as they attempt to save Davey and find the hocus girl.